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System Properties Comparison Greenplum vs. IBM Db2 vs. Infobright

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NameGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontend
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
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Score11.93
Rank#40  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score165.55
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.01
Rank#151  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Websitepivotal.io/­pivotal-greenplumwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdb
Technical documentationgpdb.docs.pivotal.iowww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.IBMIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.
Initial release20051983 infohost version2005
Current release5.10.0, July 201812.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree version is availablecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yes infosince Version 4.2no
Secondary indexesyesyesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used instead
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilities

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